Bruce Springsteen Has A New Song Bashing Trump

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Bruce Springsteen has a bone to pick with Donald Trump, and now he’s doing it in a song.

The superstar joined forces with musician Joe Grushecky on a new track called ““That’s What Makes Us Great,” a retort to Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again.” Joe told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

“I had this song, and Bruce and I had been talking. I sent it to him and he liked it. I said, ‘What do you think about singing on it? He gave it the Bruce treatment.”

Joe went on:

“[Trump] lost me the moment he started making fun of special needs people. How could a person like that be president of the United States? Regardless of all the other [stuff], that to me is appalling. I have special needs people in my family and in my neighborhood. I worked with special needs people my whole life and I was really offended by it.”

Johnny Gruschecky, Brian Coleman and Rick Witkowski recorded the song and then added the vocals that Bruce emailed from New Jersey. You can listen to and download the song at grushecky.com.

Here are the lyrics, courtesy of Billboard:

They come from everywhere
A longing to be free
They come to join us here
From sea to shining sea

And they all have a dream
As people always will
To be safe and warm
In that shining city on the hill

Some wanna slam the door
Instead of opening the gate
Aw, let’s turn this thing around
Before it gets too late

It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
I know this to be true
That’s what makes us great

Don’t tell me a lie
And sell it as a fact
I’ve been down that road before
And I ain’t goin’ back

And don’t you brag to me
That you never read a book
I never put my faith
In a con man and his crooks

I won’t follow down that path
And tempt the hands of fate
Aw, let’s turn this thing around
Before it gets too late

It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
I know this to be true
That’s what makes us great

In the quiet of the night
I lie here wide awake
And I ask myself
Is there a difference I can make?

It’s up to me and you
Love can conquer hate
I know this to be true
That’s what makes us great

 

 

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